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April 12, 2016 municipal election divides the community. The big issues are mansions (over-building) in Arcadia and Measure A, the repeal of the Utility Users Tax (UUT).

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34518
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 7, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 16
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 7, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 16
Subjects
Arcadia City Council elections-2011-2020-April 2016
Mansions
Measure A-Utility Users Tax (UUT)
Item ID
34710AN
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Big issues present in City Council election: Development, Measure A (the repeal the Utility Users Tax-UUT), and public safety.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 23, 2016
Pages
p. A7

Measure A seeks to repeal utility users tax in Arcadia, on the April 12 ballot. The utility users tax is a source of revenue expected to generate $7 million for the city this year. Arcadia charges residents 7% for gas, water, and electricity, and 5% for telephone on utility bills. The city estimates each household pays less than $10 per person per month on average. The tax is 12.5% of the city's $54.9 million general fund budget. If repealed, it would mean a 12.5% cut to city services, including cutting 12 police officers, closing a fire department, increasing blight, street sweeping would be reduced from weekly to every other week. Programs for children and seniors would be eliminated and library and museum hours would be reduced significantly. Larry Papp helped author the initiative.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34452
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 7, 2016
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 7, 2016
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Arcadia city budget
City Council Elections--2011-2020--April 2016
Measure A--Utility Users Tax
Papp, Larry
Item ID
34644AN
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Guns and hoses: local firefighters speak out on first responders and the Utility Users Tax (UUT) aka Measure A. The repeal of the UUT would result in dramatic loss of service in fire and police departments. Photo includes Brian Ursettie, Nick Wiegand, Chen Suen, Jeremy Conrad, Thomas Devlin, Kevin Valentine.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
March 17, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 16

Measure A appears to be failing, newcomers likely to join council. Voters on Tuesday shot down Measure A (repeal of Utility Users Tax) and appear to be electing Peter Amundson and April Verlato for Arcadia City Council. Measure A did not pass. 64 percent of votes were cast against the measure, which needed a simple majority to pass. Amundson and Verlato will be sworn in April 26.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34525
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 13, 2016
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 13, 2016
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Amundson, Peter
Arcadia City Council elections-2011-2020-April 2016
Measure A aka Utility Users Tax (UUT)
Verlato, April
Item ID
34717AN
Collection
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Measure A makes waves. The debate on repealing the Utility User's Tax (UUT) is coming to a head. Measure A is opposed by City of Arcadia workers. It is supported by Larry Papp and California Tax Limitation Committee, backed by TeaPAC, part of the Tea Party's Tax Revolt. See hard copy in VF Arcadia-City Council-Elections-2016.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34473
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
February 25, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 13
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
February 25, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 13
Subjects
Arcadia city budget
City Council Elections--2011-2020--April 2016
Measure A--Utility Users Tax
Papp, Larry
Item ID
34665AN
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Ballot measure aims to repeal Arcadia's utility tax. The current tax adds 7% to bills for water, electricity and natural gas and 5% for telecommunications for both residential and commercial customers. If approved, city services will be downgraded significantly. It would eliminate 12.5% of Arcadia's budget.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34335
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
October 15, 2015
Pages
p. 1, 17
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
October 15, 2015
Pages
p. 1, 17
Subjects
Arcadia City Council-2010-2019
Ballot measures
Kovacic, Gary
Lazzaretto, Dominic
Utility Users Tax
Item ID
34528AN
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Amundson and Verlato win; tax repeal loses. Semi-official results of City Council Election April 12, 2016.

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Newspaper
Mountain Views News
Date
April 16, 2016
Pages
p. 7
Newspaper
Mountain Views News
Date
April 16, 2016
Pages
p. 7
Subjects
City Council Elections-2011-2020-April 2016
Amundson, Peter
Measure A aka Utility Users Tax (UUT)
Verlato, April
Item ID
34731AN
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Arcadia's election picks up steam. At last Wednesday's candidate forum, Measure A, which could repeal the Utility Users Tax (UUT) and the Saving Arcadia Ballot Initiative (rational development standards on new construction), dominated the questions from the audience at Arcadia Public Library. Includes photos and statements from each candidate.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
March 3, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 16
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
March 3, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 16
Subjects
Arcadia City Council Elections-2016
Amundson, Peter
Brink, Burton
Chang, Sheng
Harbicht, Bob
Van Fleet, Paul
Verlato, April
Item ID
34684AN
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Verlato (photo), Amundson (photo) win in a three-horse race; Measure A gets voted down.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 14, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 17
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 14, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 17
Subjects
City Council Elections-2011-2020-April 2016
Amundson, Peter
Measure A aka Utility Users Tax (UUT)
Verlato, April
Item ID
34729AN
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Karen Gutierrez-McNair named new CEO of Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, effective February 29. She is executive director of Santa Anita Family YMCA in Monrovia. She replaces Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick, who has resigned to move to Nebraska.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
February 25, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 12
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
February 25, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 12
Subjects
Arcadia city budget
City Council Elections--2011-2020--April 2016
Measure A--Utility Users Tax
Papp, Larry
Item ID
34666AN
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The Arcadia Tax Reform Committee will present signed petitions to the City Council re requested repeal of 3 ordinances levying assessments on street sweeping and sewer service, and an increase in the utility users' tax from 5% to 7%.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
November 16, 1978
Pages
p. A-1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
November 16, 1978
Pages
p. A-1
Subjects
Taxation
Item ID
3325AN
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Arcadia Mayor's Breakfast / State of the City and Methodist Hospital update at Community Connections by Joan Schmidt. Mayor Peter Amundson was born and raised in Arcadia and spoke about what a great city it is to live, love, learn and leave a legacy. He spoke about the great Arcadia Public Library with its 42 high tech computers.

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Newspaper
Mountain Views News
Date
April 14, 2018
Pages
p. B1
Newspaper
Mountain Views News
Date
April 14, 2018
Pages
p. B1
Subjects
Amundson, Peter
Arcadia City Council-2010-2019
Schmidt, Joan
Item ID
35344AN
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Arcadia voters consider extending hotel-room tax in the ballot Measure D. It is meant to close a loophole in a city ordinance on the transient tax. Currently, the city imposes a tax rate of 10% of the rent paid by guests to occupy a room up to 30 consecutive days. If the measure passes by a majority vote, the occupancy tax would be imposed the first 90 days of a stay.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 5, 2012
Pages
p. A5
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 5, 2012
Pages
p. A5
Subjects
Elections, April 2012--Ballot Measure D
Hotel room tax
Item ID
33106AN
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Arcadia Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast 2019: we are all Americans in a great city. Columnist Joan Schmidt recaps the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto’s State of the City Address. Pictured: Kari Helman, Jim Helms and his daughter.

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Newspaper
Mountain Views News
Date
February 23, 2019
Pages
p. 6
Newspaper
Mountain Views News
Date
February 23, 2019
Pages
p. 6
Subjects
Helman, Kari
Helms, Jim
Mayors
Schmidt, Joan
Tay, Sho
Item ID
35593AN
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Arcadia City Council approves 3/4 cent sales tax increase to go on an upcoming ballot.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
January 17, 2019
Pages
p. 1, 10
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
January 17, 2019
Pages
p. 1, 10
Subjects
Arcadia City Council
Ballot measures
Sales tax
Item ID
35646AN
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Arcadia, Sierra Madre and Bradbury are holding elections today on tax measures and city council members. Arcadia voters will choose two City Council members from the candidates running--Gary Kovacic, John Wuo, Sho Tay, Henry Nunez, and Mary Dougherty--and vote on Measure D, the extension ofthe hotel room tax from a 30-day maximum to a 90-day stay. Arcadia's election is being conducted through an all-mail ballot for the first time.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 10, 2012
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 10, 2012
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Ballot measures
City Council Elections--April, 2012
Item ID
33089AN
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Arcadia residents pass Measure A by significant majority. It is a 3/4 cent sales tax increase, passed with 63.94% of the vote in Tuesday's mail-in ballot. The increase will provide locally controlled funds to maintain Arcadia's public safety and other city services. See Also Mountain Views News, June 8, 2019, p. 7.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
June 6, 2019
Pages
p. 3
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
June 6, 2019
Pages
p. 3
Subjects
Ballot measures
Elections
Sales tax
Collection
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How Measure A is expected to affect Arcadia. Arcadia City Council will put a sales tax increase of 3/4 percent on this year's June ballot. The added sales tax would be added to the city's income to benefit the current deficit.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 25, 2019
Pages
p. 3
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 25, 2019
Pages
p. 3
Subjects
Ballot measures
Sales tax
Collection
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Voters max out Arcadia sales tax. Huge lead for Measure A pushes levy to 10.25% ceiling set by state. The election was conducted exclusively by mail. The vote was for a .75% sales tax increase to bring the tax from 9.5% to 10.25%. This hike could bring in $8.6 million annually to keep city services, especially public safety, at current levels.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 6, 2019
Pages
p. A1, A11
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 6, 2019
Pages
p. A1, A11
Subjects
Ballot measures
Elections
Sales tax
Collection
Newspaper Index
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